6/4

It’s about 1 hour before the clock strikes 12, meaning the day soon turns to June 4th. For some, that day is one they watched on their television sets with fear and forgotten in their memories. For others, it’s a day they know very little if anything about.

This June 4th will mark the 22nd anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre. After missing the protests last week that I had originally wanted to cover, I ran over to the booth of protestors starving themselves for 64 hours that I saw had set up camp in front of Times Square yesterday. I had a long chat with various members, took some footage and plan on making it into a small video piece.

However, the most interesting tidbit of information I found from my conversations with the protestors was that Mainland Chinese visitors were much more receptive and open to their plight than local Hong Kongers.

Hong Kong remains a unique place, a place closest to China where people can freely talk about the events that happened 22 years ago. I plan on attending the candlelight memorial in Victoria Harbor tomorrow. Will report back after. For now, I will leave you with a picture.

About Kristie

Kristie Hang holds a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles, in Communication Studies and Asian Humanities and is currently finishing her Masters in the Broadcast Journalism program at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School of Journalism. Born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, she has lived in Hong Kong, traveled extensively throughout Southeast Asia, and studied in Beijing at Tsinghua University as part of the Interuniversity Program for Advanced Chinese Studies. In addition to her current positions as a News Contributor at Annenberg Digital News and a Video Journalist with Annenberg Television News, her media experience includes internships with MTV Networks, CNN International, as well as with the Asia Pacific Institute, where she reported on Asian and Asian-American arts and entertainment. She also enjoys writing about food and travel at her blog, "I Eat Therefore I Am" (http://ate-ate-ate.blogspot.com). She is fluent in Cantonese, English, and Mandarin and whatever is left from four years of spanish.
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